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VW reveals new 300mpg coupe

is set to steal this week’s motor show with its ‘one-litre car’, the XL1 — a diesel concept that can deliver in excess of 300mpg.

The new car is the third built to the vision of travelling (62 miles) on a single litre of The first two vehicles, introduced in and 2009, used tandem but the XL1 achieves the goal (or at 0.9l/100km, it) while looking remarkably

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The XL1 is powered by an 800cc, turbodiesel powerplant (half a engine), producing 47bhp. supported by a 27bhp electric that is fuelled by lithium-ion These can be charged from a plug, allowing the car to travel for (22 miles) on electric power

The electric motor can also be to support the diesel engine’s during ‘full power’ lifting the figure from ft to 103lb ft. But it also contributes to efficiency that’s well that of regular production The XL1 requires just 8bhp to a constant speed of 62mph; by a Golf 1.6 TDI requires 18bhp to the same feat.

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The is a car that can return 313.9mpg and just 24g/km of CO2 — while capable of a top speed of 100mph limited) and a 0-62mph time of Despite having a relatively 10-litre tank for diesel, the XL1 has a of around 340 miles.

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The XL1 uses a carbonfibre-reinforced polymer monocoque construction, helping it to 795kg. Of this, 227kg is up by the drive unit, 153kg the gear, 80kg equipment seats) and 105kg of electrics. The is the final 230kg.


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The car’s styling is more than VW’s previous concepts, although it’s designed for efficiency. It’s than a Polo, at 3.9m, but than a Lamborghini Gallardo, at The profile is not unlike Honda’s Insight. But the XL1’s drag is just 0.186.

The concept is not for direct production. But parts of its powertrain could be used on the generation of eco models. The matter is to have been the subject of debate within the VW Group in months, with VW itself a stronger push towards hybrids and Audi flagging up its range-extender technology.

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